Today in Music: 03/01/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: The concept album The Dark Side of the Moon by English rock band Pink Floyd, was released on March 1, 1973, on Harvest Records. It was the eighth studio album by the band and explored themes of conflict, greed, time and mental illness. The Dark Side of the Moon was developed during live performances several months before recording began at Abbey Road Studios in London. The group used advanced recording techniques for the time, including multi-track recording and tape loops. The iconic album sleeve was designed by Storm Thorgerson. The Dark Side of the Moon produced two singles: “Money” (a Billboard Top 20 hit) and “Us and Them”. The album topped the US album chart for one week and remained on the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 – 1988. After Billboard Magazine made a change to their chart methodology, the album re-entered the chart and has since appeared for over 900 weeks. With sales estimated at over 45 million copies, it is Pink Floyd’s best selling release and considered one of the greatest, most influential albums of all time. #pinkfloyd #darksideofthemoon #conceptalbum #classic #rockclassic #abbeyroad #stormthorgerson #billboard200 #billboardmagazine #money #usandthem #goat #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniac #todayinmusic

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